Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) Workshops

The 2017 GIFT Workshop

The 2017 GIFT workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday (11 and 12 December), from 7:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. at the Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp room. The agenda is currently under construction.

If you are a K-12 science educator and would like to attend the 2017 GIFT workshop, please register (click on scientific attendees link to begin your registration process) for the meeting and please be sure to choose GIFT workshop (both days) when you choose your events for the meeting. Please note that as part of the K-12 science educator registration you will be asked to provide valid and current credentials of your K-12 educator status (scanned copy of a current ID card from your organization which has your name, title, photo, and expiration date OR a formal letter from your organization leader/administrator on letterhead).

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email during business hours.


EY_151215_6328About the GIFT Workshop

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free. AGU collaborates with the National Earth Science Teachers’ Association (NESTA) to run GIFT workshops at Fall Meeting. The materials from GIFT 2016 are available here. These include presentations, classroom activities, and other resources. Check out our LEARN videos, which depict the hands-on activities from the workshop. Please e-mail Pranoti Asher, AGU Higher Education Manager at with questions.

Dr. Michael Wysession, a writing team leader for the Next Generation Science Standards, shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with educators at the 2013 GIFT Workshop.


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What did you miss at the 2016 GIFT Workshop?

The 2016 GIFT Workshop was held on December 12th and 13th in San Francisco, CA.  The GIFT Workshop program can be viewed here, and the materials for the 2016 GIFT Workshop can be found here.

Read more about GIFT in our Eos article

GIFT Elsewhere

EGU also holds GIFT workshops. Resources including presentations and video are available here.